United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 has disaffiliated from the Northwest Oregon Labor Council (NOLC), citing unexpected expenses incurred over the last few months. The announcement was made by NOLC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Bob Tackett at the March 22 Executive Board meeting. UFCW Local 555 was the council’s largest affiliate.
The withdrawal means three Local 555 delegates who held NOLC office can no longer serve in those roles: NOLC’s president Jeff Anderson, Executive Board member Chris Groener, and trustee Lucy Carrier.
NOLC will accept nominations to fill the three vacant offices at its monthly delegates meetings in April and May, and hold elections at its June meeting if any positions are contested.